Mariners hire Brumley as third base coach

The Seattle Mariners have hired Mike Brumley as their new third base coach, completing the team’s 2010 staff. He replaces Bruce Hines.

General manager Jack Zduriencik announced the hiring of the former big league utility player on Friday.

The 45-year-old Brumley spent the 2009 season overseeing all aspects of instruction in the Los Angeles Dodgers‘ minor league system.

Brumley joins six returning coaches: bench coach Ty Van Burkleo, pitching coach Rick Adair, hitting coach Alan Cockrell, first base coach Lee Tinsley, bullpen coach John Wetteland and performance coach Steve Hecht.

The Mariners were 85-77 in 2009.